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“Worth exploring” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo del Templo Mayor

Museo del Templo Mayor
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US$82.00*
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Mexico City Sightseeing and Teotihuacan Tour
Ranked #11 of 482 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.
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“Worth exploring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Definitely go explore beyond just the excavation site and go into the museum on site which has all the original stuff.

Conveniently located in the centro historico area, it's a must see while you're there.

Visited June 2014
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“History before history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

To see all that was there before the current (also historical, but with "only" 100-200 year history) buildings, and before the arrivalof the Spaniards is overwhelming. Mexico has such a rich and ancient history that you can discover new things almost in any corner of the downtown area, new and old.

Visited February 2014
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“Tourist must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The ruins had me in awe and I took and read so much of the history it is a MUST SEE! When you are done you must also walk thru the museum

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“Legacy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Nice place to spend a morning in Mexico city's downtown, the outer buildings show how the mexicas built their temples, and although the restoration was made long ago with what I consider very bad techniques you can still see how advanced their building abilities were.
The real jewels are inside the museum with the two masive stone sculptures Tlaltecuhtli an Coyolxauhqui and many more interesting pieces. After "Museo de Antropologia" this is the second best prehispanic museum in Mexico City.

Visited October 2013
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“Museum provides great intro to Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I would recommend visiting this museum before visiting anything else, especially if you stay in zocalo. It gives you a very good history about what the culture in the area was like right before the Spandiards came. It's a good preface for visiting other pre-hispanic sites in the region.

The walkway around the ruins itself is well navigated and every single turn has a information display in english so you know you are not just looking at some piece of rock but something that actually has history. The museum itself is also well curated. Every single case has a sign in english, and it's very clear where is the start and end of a section - you can't get lost. The displays are engaging too, in the sense that you can view the exhibits from different angles and heights, not just straight on. This makes viewing more interesting. It's a purpose built facility with well programmed spaces. This really should be rated higher than #12.

Visited May 2014
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